Tommaso Perrino, the disabled golfers' king

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Tommaso Perrino, the disabled golfers' king

Two years after the last time, the Italian Open for disabled golfers is back. On 13 and 14 October at the Royal Park I Roveri in Fiano (Turin), in the club of the Agnelli family, a challenge beyond the result will be staged.

Tommaso Perrino, Italian Open

Two days of great sport in Piedmont, which will see more than 50 players on the "green" Among these the most awaited, Tommaso Perrino. Reigning champion, he has played the last two editions of the Italian Open (European Tour tournament) alongside the best golfers of the top continental circuit.

There is also expectation for Pierfederico Rocchetti, winner of the Italian title in four editions - between 2014 and 2019 - of the Italian Open for the disabled. Which this year will have Sanofi Genzyme as title sponsor. The tournament, which was not played in 2020 due to Covid, is at the center of the Ryder Cup 2023 project, the path towards the Europe-USA challenge (scheduled at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio, near Rome ) undertaken by the Italian Golf Federation.

Where passion, commitment and fair play will be protagonists in the event organized by the FIG in collaboration with the European Golf Disabled Association. A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty.

This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the "secret weapon" of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

"He's a good guy, he's been through a lot as a sportsman and he's the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I'm not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period.

" These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed 'the Baltimore Shark', important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. "The mental aspect is something I've worked on a lot with him lately.

I'm really lucky to have him around. Besides, he's a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value." This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.